Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Allied Health

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Randy L. Byington

Committee Members

Shirley Cherry Bates, Ester Verhovsek


There is a growing interest in understanding recruitment, retention, and turnover of allied health professionals considering employment trends and workforce mobility, an increased need to understand the healthcare delivery system, and the dynamic nature of the allied health workforce especially for rural areas. A survey was sent to allied health administrators across a variety of allied health disciplines from the state of Tennessee hospitals in order to gauge opinions on retention and recruitment strategies. Overall successful strategies for recruitment and retention of allied health professionals were reported as well as differences between urban and rural areas, differences among allied health disciplines perceptions of strategy effectiveness, and key strategies for rural allied health recruitment.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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